Norway keeps Portugal off its travel corridor list, Spain also off

  • Lusa
  • 24 July 2020

The Scandinavian country decided to maintain restrictions on entry for Portugal.

Norway on Friday reintroduced restrictions on entry into the country for passengers from Spain and Andorra due to the Covid-19 pandemic and decided to maintain such measures for Portugal.

The decision means that people coming from Spain or returning from Spanish territory, a very popular tourist destination among Norwegians, will now have to comply with a 10-day quarantine from midnight (local time) on Saturday when entering Norway.

In recent days, Spain has seen a spike in new outbreaks of the new coronavirus, which has already forced it, in certain specific regions, to confinement measures.

Norwegian restrictions have also been restored for Andorra.

Portugal, Luxembourg, Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria remain as destinations with travel restrictions.

The authorities in Oslo have decided to remove Hungary from this list.

Norway has so far registered a total of 9,085 cases of infection by the new coronavirus, including 255 deaths.

The Nordic country is showing signs of being in control of the Covid-19 disease pandemic, having announced today that only three patients are in hospital, including one who is in an intensive care unit.